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Be the Change….part 3 of 3

Can we talk about ways to walk against the current because we want to Be the Change? I hope you’ll share your ways too, so we can all learn from you. On airplanes, I hate that they keep bringing everyone cup after cup of water. I keep my cup and ask for refills. (I wish […]

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Dear GreensmoothieGirl for Arizona, part 2 of 4

[By the way, that video I blogged on Sunday? Alternatives for milk? We had the wrong video up, but now it’s right!] Amy: What’s the right balance of macronutrients? GSG: Americans have been duped into thinking we need 20% protein. Dr. Robert Atkins spread that far-and-wide, popularizing the way fast-food-enamored America wanted to eat anyway. […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 11 of 12

Today, more info on world hunger and why you’re contributing to overconsumption of resources  eating high on the food chain:   Number of people whose food energy needs can be met by the food produced on 2.5 acres of land, if the land is producing . . .   Cabbage           […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 10 of 12

Today, stats about hunger in the world, and how this is related to a plant-based diet:   Number of UNDERFED and malnourished people in the world: 1.2 billion Number of OVERFED and malnourished people in the world: 1.2 billion Both groups have high levels of sickness and disability and shortened life expectancies   Weight of […]

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Are Europeans healthier than we are?

So as you can see, Europeans have fast food.   McD’s is found in 10 locations in the very hip and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, for instance.   They don’t have nearly as many chains or locations as we do, though.   I have a weird little game I played in airports and train stations […]

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Is Europe healthier than the U.S.?

Ciao, hola, bon jour, and cheerio!   We had an amazing time in six countries of Europe (Slovenia and Croatia not represented in those greetings, because I wasn’t there long enough to pick up any vocab).   But we were so ecstatic to arrive home to our FAVORITE country that we almost kissed the dirty […]

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What do YOU spend on groceries?

I have wondered this for years and was so interested and enlightened to learn, on a Yahoo group I belong to, what others spend on groceries in a month.   Only a handful answered the question, but the answers ranged widely, from $1,000/mo. for a family of 4, to $400/mo. for a family of 7. […]

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Mark Bittman: western lifestyle causing global warming

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/263   This is a great speech worth your time, by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman.   Did you know that our massive meat consumption (which has increased per capita 250 percent globally in the past 50 years) contributes to global warming?   Bittman discusses the history of food since 1900, and he […]

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fun with community supported agriculture

  I just got home from picking up at our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) co-op.   We each paid $400 for a half share: weekly pickups of whatever they have, for a 4.5-month growing season.   Four friends and I take turns picking up.   It has been so much fun!   This week, we […]

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Eating right while traveling internationally . . . part 1

Hello friends–I am back from touring 8 countries in the Far East.   Getting trapped by the landslides that had downtown Hong Kong under water the day we left was pretty exhausting.   Fortunately, they held the flight (and 150 others) for a few hours due to the fact that lots of the crew and […]

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